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  1. C

    My PowerBook / MacBook Pro Collection so far

    Hey, I just wanted to show a bit of my PowerBook/ MacBook Pro collection so far! I'm missing the Retina and Butterfly models and still looking to add them soon. Left to Right: 2001 15" PowerBook G4 Titanium, 2004 15" PowerBook G4 Aluminum, 2006 MacBook Pro 15" Core Duo, 2010 MacBook Pro 15"...
  2. TechSteph

    Best Apple Laptop that can run Snow Leopard and older

    Hello all. I’ve been recently looking into getting more older macs, but I want to purchase one that is the best for running 10.6 SL or older. Preferably looking into computers that have easy-to-access Memory Slots, and easily upgradable in terms of Hardware. Also looking for a model with USB...
  3. PowerPCFan

    AWESOME PowerPC trick, thought I might share

    Hi! I have a PowerBook G4 with Audacity 2 (I think) and it has the Digital Audio In port. Really, its pretty simple, but all you have to do is grab a mobile devoce, laptop, compiter, Nintendo, Xbox, anything with YouTube and a headphone jack. Open a good song in YouTube on that device. Then...
  4. A

    Powerbook G4 12" keyboard and trackpad connection

    hi there, I currently own a very unhappy Powerbook G4 12" and was thinking about using it for another project (for context, the hard drive and disk drive have gone and before that it would constantly shutdown or refuse to let me log in at all for weeks at a time). I am thinking about trying to...
  5. C

    UK-based Collectors?

    I have used Macs since the mid 90s and have a large number of items that would be appreciated by a select few. I was actually Apple certified from the dark days when you sat exams for configuration and printers up to the era of the Apple Store. I am having to sell up and relocate abroad. I am...
  6. lepidotós

    Club 14

    I've been... advised to start up a 14" club. so I suppose I will. You know the deal, 14" PowerBooks and iBooks. No G requirement this time, because my intimate knowledge kinda just stops entering into Old World territory so if there are any pre-G3 14" PowerBooks, feel free to share yours. I...
  7. flatjuba

    Dropbox Alternative => CloudMe

    While I looked around for the Dropbox for my G4 machines (Powerbook G4 1.5, MDD 2 x 1Ghz & Powermac G4 1.2Ghz), since @Czo had stopped updating his Dropbox magic, I found two alternatives that can sync what I type in my Powerpc realm to the current world of two-way aunthentication. 1. I use...
  8. C

    2001 PowerBook G4 Titanium vs 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max

    I recently found my old TiBook while at my parent's house over the holidays and thought I'd grab some shots of it along side my new M1 Max MacBook Pro. While internally, the differences are night and day, externally, it's eery how similar they are, especially with the new design's callbacks to...
  9. juanstdio

    Bluetooth software for dongle in Tiger

    Hello everyone I have my PB G4 12" as my music/video machine while I'm working, right now i'm using it with cord headphones, but when I try to use some bluetooth headset, the audio is chopped and with very low quality (assuming that because bluetooth 1.1).. I connected a bluetooth dongle but...
  10. reddrag0n

    audio stuttering titanium powerbook

    i'm running itunes in the background, but when i open other apps or move the mouse, i get audio stuttering and glitching. now when i reset the pram and do the open firmware commands then boot into leopard, the stuttering isn't there. but if i shut down the mac or restart it after, it starts the...
  11. reddrag0n

    "Messages" and ppc architecture

    I'm wondering if there is a protocol that allows the "Messages" app (or it's backbone structure) to be allowed to be run on ichat? Just like the old imessage was able to run on ichat when 10.8 came out. I would like to have my powerbook do more other than run itunes in the background or to...
  12. A

    PowerBook G4 Onyx keyboard the right option key problem

    On PowerBook G4 Onyx keyboards (2001-2003) there is the enter key at the place where on the newer keyboards the right option key is found. Its symbol is ⌅ When pressed on it it performs the same functions as the return key. I'd lke to use this key as the right option key i.e. as the modifier...
  13. A

    Powerbook G4 Onyx (Oct 2001) most of the KB buttons don't work

    Hello from Turkey. Recently I've bought a PB G4 Onyx (Gigabit Ethernet, October 2001) for $27 in Istanbul. The seller said that it was left in a basement for 10+ years, most of the keyboard buttons didn't work but all remaining functionalities did work. After I've bought it and removed the...
  14. ondert

    New Macbook Pros look like Powerbook G4 Titanium

    Did you recognize that also? That was the first thing when I saw them and loved the new design. Also, appreciated that Apple made the new models thicker and heavier. No more thinness craze after all, huh?
  15. Mr. Dee

    Appreciating my PowerBook G4 Titanium

    I noticed older G4 PowerBooks such as the Titanium are becoming very rare, hard to get, expensive collectors items. Its like if someone comes across one, they will snatch it quickly or pay a bit of a premium for it. Due to the pandemic, I have become circumspect with how I spend disposable...
  16. Rikintosh

    PowerPC G3 Daughter board Problems

    I have some G3 Lombard Powerbooks, and some of them have a problem with the daughter board, I'm sure it's this board, because I removed the same board from another drive to put in the faulty drive, and it worked perfectly. But I don't want to have to throw away these defective daughter boards...
  17. Resident007

    A battery-related question regarding Aluminum 1.5GHz PBG4 15''

    Hi! I bought a 15'' PowerBook G4 model A1095 (1GB RAM, 1.5GHz G4, backlit keyboard, 80GB HDD) and it has the following problem: it doesn't charge the battery (as shown on the screenshot, it says "Charging: No") and also it doesn't take power from it (if I unplug the power adaptor, it shuts off...
  18. B S Magnet

    Has a battery charger utility/manager for Mac laptops (PPC or early Intel) ever existed?

    This question seems kind of far-fetched, but I have to ask nevertheless, especially considering the prevalence of Li-ion batteries being prone to damage (including swelling) or failure, when left plugged in to a charger at maximum charge for extended periods of time. Also, considering the...
  19. Z

    PowerBook G4 external display hack

    Hello all, I have a 15" Alu PowerBook G4 1.5-1.67GHz in near to max configuration, and I'm trying to use it like a mac mini – I'm very satisfied by internals, ports and power consumption (compared to G4 mini). Unfortunately due to my limited desk space and all cable connections present I cannot...
  20. Doq

    AirPlay doesn't work on a G4. Why?

    Okay, I've perused Google enough, time to ask the experts. I've got a PowerBook G4 here (my A1046) that I recently upgraded to the latest Leopard, with all updates applied, for the purpose of using it as a music box to blast to a Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air that I recently acquired. Now, the G-17...